1985 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1985 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Conway83 writes:
1985 Ford Mustang GT Review
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5

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Awsome car  favorite of all vehicles I've had, currently ground up restoreing the car......

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car has so much  power/ torque that It twisted the  unibody, broke factory welds, tore the body apart

Conway83
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Mean Mean Machine , Badass — MY favorite year mustang besides the 82' performance wise the best year last year 4 barrel carbfirst year for roller cam? don't remeber offhand very fun car very basic and easy to understand and work on not very many electrical things to go wrong all manual everything for the most part, windows tranny its the best ride ford has done although the new 5.0 is rather nice too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tliddle writes:
1985 Ford Mustang GT Review
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4

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I bought this car new with .8 miles on her.  I rebuilt (because I could!) the entire engine within a month of getting it (wanted more power).  

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3 months later, my sweet ride was stolen only to be found in pieces in Texas a month later.

tliddle
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1985 Mustang Gt Anniversary Editon — This was my first 'new' car. I worked at a auto parts store and had lots of friends in the business. I got to get high performance parts at a discount and my buddys and I rebuilt the motor a few weeks after getting it - I wanted to go faster!

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85Mustanguser writes:
1985 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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5

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handling is great same with the power the car all around is one of my favorites

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back seats and its an older car sometimes hard to find parts

85Mustanguser
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The Boss Of The Road Literally — i enjoy the amount of power this car has this car is like a dream car for me the part i dislike its the back seats you cant really fit more than 3 people but otherwise the car is great the handling is best at fast speeds

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jeff writes:
1985 Ford Mustang LX Review
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5

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it was built from the ground up

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fuel mileage

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My 85 — car started as a 4 cyl it was converted into a v8 the car is not meant for everyday driving. I enjoy taking it out and crusing the town . I hope to do more to the car in the near future

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Greg writes:
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it's bark is as big as it's bite

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gas mileage

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All In All, Fun Little Car — Recently rebuilt the motor. Added under drive pulleys, cam, heads, and headers. Need bigger exhaust. is 2 1/4 going to 2 3/4 straight pipes with flowmaster mufflers. need new rearend. With sticky tires and a solid launch-rear end is toast. Needs a little TLC and it's ready for any show

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cory writes:
1985 Ford Mustang LX Review
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Because its a beautiful piece of american muscle

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None

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Its A Badass Car With A Stock 302 V8 5 Liter Under The Hood — Its gotta stock ford small block 302 v8 5 liter under the hood its also a rarer type of the foxbody mustang cuz its a notchback lx. Its such a light car with so much power and torque itll take u from point A to point B b4 u can say DAMN!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Drew writes:
1985 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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5

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classic mustang

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almost all has blown head gastets so u have to rebuild them

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They Are Cool And Run Great — well this is my mustang lx convertible that i am rebuilding with my dad. it ran well with 2 blown headgaskets so hopefully it will run REALLY good when the car is running right after the rebuild and its a classic

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeffery writes:
1985 Ford Mustang GT Review
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The unbelievable feel of it, For being a coming-out-emission-era car, its not bad at all, espically compared to it's competors.

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If you don't like working on a car every week or so, do NOT get one.

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Only The Second Best Car I've Driven, First Is My 67 Stang. — Its a pretty good ride all in all. Rides smooth, handles turns well. There is a tad bit of noise coming from the rear, but nothing serious..yet.... But performance-wise, its not too bad, great take off, but tends to bog sometimes, with or without clutch. Sometimes it takes it a bit to respond to the pedal. It gets decent gas mileage for a V8. Little under 15, I've been told with some more tuning and easier driving I can even reach 17 maybe even 18. This is Atlanta's Suburban city driving. Haven't driven in the highway much, so I don't know the mileage there. I personally believe there's nothing meaner looking than a Foxy of the Ford line, albeit it has to be modified exterior a bit.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jimmylee writes:
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5

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A lot more than I could list!

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I honestly can't think of anything too big.

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My Baby — Overall, I absolutely love my car! I bought it when I was 16 and I'm 25 now. I've put about 11,000 dollars into it so far. It has a 306 with an Edelbrock 600 carburetor, Headers, Msd distributor, Mallory coil, Electronic Spark Discharge Box with Rev Limiter, 355 rear-end gears, Super Duty T-5 transmission, Dual core high flow radiator, BBK X-pipe exhaust, 4 point seat belt harness's. Etc. I'm still doing a lot to it but, it is worth every penny and my love!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matthew writes:
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Quick, virtually endless aftermarket support.

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Obviouslly it's a fair weather only vehicle, but... I can't think of anything other than that.

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1985 Mustang Gt — Neck snapping torque (it's a 351w, not a 302), still gets 20+ mpg on the highway, and 16 in town. I like that it's not nearly as common as the 87-93 Aero nose Mustangs, and the interior has more character in my opinion, flat dash, halo headrests, red piping on the upholstery. Love it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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